I have been on 100 mg of Zoloft for awhile now. It has eased my depression but I still suffer. I have major depressive disorder, generalized anxiety disorder, PTSD, and panic disorder. I also have been on Xanax for 8 years was taking 5 mg a day and anxiety went up again and panic attacks came back recently. I have started titrating off Xanax now i am taking 4. I also take 150 mg of trazodone at night to sleep. Although it works well I have narrow angle glaucoma now. I was thinking of talking with my doctor about switching to Lexapro because it says it helps with both depression and anxiety. I am frustrated at this point and feel like I need to clear the slate at this point and start a new one.
Hi, ruth! Although Zoloft and Lexapro are both in the SSRI class of antidepressants their formulations are different but both are excellent antidepressants and anxiolytics. The difference is how each individual patient reacts to the efficacy of the drug in their metabolism and the tolerabilty of any initial side effects.
In other words, what works well for me may not work for you at all, so one can't be recommended over the other.
That being said, I had great success with Lexapro as far as controlling both my depression and anxiety disorders. It might be a good choice for you too.
Other options might be increasing your dose of Zoloft or asking your doctor about the possibility of an add-on such as Abilify or Rexulti. I found that adding Abilify gave me that extra oomph that put me over the top.
Good luck! With my best regards! Wildcat
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